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Fig. 4

From: Local structure in deeply supercooled liquids exhibits growing lengthscales and dynamical correlations

Fig. 4

Static overlap fluctuations. a Schematic representation of the overlap calculation: isolated clusters of No particles are subsampled from a large configuration; for every pair of clusters, an optimal singular value decomposition (SVD) is found determining the rotation matrix R(α, γ, β) and the translation vector \(\vec u\) that maximise the overlap. For ease of representation, here No = 10 and Q = 0.7. b Probability distribution of overlap fluctuations for volume fractions 0.523, 0.562, 0.583 and 0.598. c, d Overlap fluctuations for all test spheres, and for the most LFS-poor (white) and rich (blue) 25% test spheres, at volume fractions 0.523 (c green) and 0.598 (d purple). c, d Samples of LFS-poor (left) and rich (right) test spheres, where green particles are in defective icosahedra and grey particles are not

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